July 8, 2022
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Chamber News...
Join us July 13, 5-7pm
at Herring Gut Coastal Science Center
59 Factory Road, Port Clyde

Co-hosted by Allen Insurance and Financial

Join us for an evening of networking, delicious food and beverages in Port Clyde as we learn about the educational offerings of Herring Gut Coastal Science Center and the service offerings of Allen Insurance and Financial. No pre-registration is required. All are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: Chamber members are welcome to join the friends of Herring Gut Coastal Science Center at 4:30 pm for the dedication of the Phyllis Wyeth Birch Grove in honor of our founder. Birches were a favorite of hers and Herring Gut has created a new space for learning and reflection. Please come a bit early and celebrate her legacy with us!
Chamber announces its Summer Business Showcase -
a brand new, member-exclusive marketing opportunity!
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12 PM to 6 PM
Opening Day on the grounds of the 75th Annual Maine Lobster Festival

The Chamber’s Summer Business Showcase offers up to 18 businesses/non-profits the opportunity to display their products and services, and also to transact business if desired, at a high-visibility tent venue on the grounds of the 75th Annual Maine Lobster Festival.

A limited number of 8’ x 33” table spaces are available at $100 each (limit of 2 spaces per Chamber member). Reserve your space today!

This is an affordable and efficient way to market your business or organization to an attentive, enthusiastic audience, all while supporting the work of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the link below to get started:
Chamber seeks Information Center Volunteers
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill a number of volunteer positions for its Rockland Information Center this summer.

The Chamber seeks friendly, professional, and reliable individuals who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life and who are enthusiastic about promoting our region, our Chamber members, and our area’s many events and activities. Individuals who are able to commit to a regular, 3 to 4 hour weekly time slot during the summer season are preferred. Year-round volunteers and single-day event volunteers are also needed. For all positions, knowledge of the local area is essential, and we are happy to offer real-time training. Through our Information Centers and our outreach programs, the Chamber aims to be the authority on local business and tourism.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteer positions at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, please contact Amy Rollins, at 207-236-4404 or via email at amy@camdenrockland.com.
Your business or organization can be in the "Featured Member" spotlight!
Each week, the Chamber features one of our members here in our Friday Report e-newsletter (distributed to over 2,000 emails), and on our Facebook (6,000 followers) and Instagram (1,100 followers) pages. Featured Member posts will link directly to your profile page on the Chamber website.

Please click below to complete the two easy steps to be considered as a Featured Member. Featured Members will be chosen randomly from the submissions received. We invite you to take advantage of this great Chamber member benefit to promote your business.
Woodworking and carving workshops featuring the world's finest artisan teachers. Small class size with a focus on high individual attention to each student during our 2 day or longer workshops. Beautifully appointed small shop located in the Camden Historic District in the heart of the Camden village. MaineCoastWorkshop.com
To learn more about becoming a Featured Member, click here.
Member News...
Submit your news releases to Amy@CamdenRockland.com.
A Summer Tradition Returns with the Harbor Arts & Books Fair
The Camden Public Library will host the Summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Fair will feature sixty-five juried artists and craftspeople with booths along Atlantic Ave. and throughout the beautiful and historic grounds of the Camden Amphitheatre and Harbor Park. This beloved community event is free and open to residents and visitors alike. More...

Grasshopper Shop of Rockland celebrates 25 years!
Please join us this weekend, Friday, July 8th through Sunday, July 10th, as we mark 25 years on Main Street in downtown Rockland. While you’re in our shop, make a donation to AIO Food Pantry & Energy Assistance in any amount and receive a balloon with a prize inside. Prizes will include discounts, gift certificates, and more! More...

Mid-Coast School of Technology Summer Program Begins
July and August bring more than summer weather. Adult learners in our region can take evening and daytime classes at MCST’s beautiful facility on the shores of Rockland Harbor. More...

Maine Lobster Festival seeks volunteer teams from local businesses and organizations
After a two year break, The Maine Lobster Festival is gearing up for its 75th Annual event. Festival organizers are seeking business groups to help the Festival succeed, with fifteen, 4-hour shifts available in various tents and other locations on the festival grounds. Please contact John Ferraiolo for more information: 207-594-9840, ext. 5, or john@ferraioloinc.com.
BBBSMM Golf Fore Kids’ Sake Samoset Results
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s 2022 Golf Fore Kids’ Sake at Samoset Resort, presented by Rockland Ford, raised a record $51,555 on May 27 to support one-to-one youth mentoring in mid-coast, central and eastern Maine. Samoset Golf Fore Kids’ Sake 2022 Tournament winners included:
1st Place Gross: Goose River (pictured) Kris Welt, Max Welt, Dan Benson & Ashton Benn More...

Members in the Spotlight...
Allen Insurance and Financial welcomes summer intern
Colby Mank of Union is Allen Insurance and Financial’s 2022 summer intern. Mank is a senior finance major at Thomas College in Waterville. He plans to graduate in December.

Allen Insurance and Financial’s summer internship program creates the opportunity to learn about each of the company’s insurance and financial planning departments. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is your guide to live & virtual events in the Camden-Rockland Region. Click here to view.

Have an event to share? Members are invited to share events on the Chamber Calendar. Login to your Chamber Profile Page to get started.
Member to Member Marketplace...
Have an offer to share?
Members are invited to email Amy@CamdenRockland.com with details of goods, programs, products, or services they would like to offer to their fellow members. Please limit your offer to headline + 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 1 month.
Chamber Board of Directors

Sheila Lowe, Chair

Jake Miller, Vice Chair

Jeffrey Hamilton, Past Chair

Richard 'Sandy' Cox, Secretary

Steve Matteo, Treasurer

Chris Austin

Maggi Blue

Jodie Heal

Martha Kempe

Celia Knight

Diane Lebson

Joan LeMole

Richard Lyon

Rick Manning

Michelle Peacock

Dan Pease

Garry Schwall

Laura Tracy
Chamber Staff

Gordon Page
Interim President & CEO

Amy Rollins
Member Services Director

Diane Norton
Director of Member Marketing & Development

Matt Brown
Information Center Associate

Bea Weinand
Information Center Associate

Chamber Offices

Camden Office
2 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843 
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat-Sun, 10 am - 4 pm

Rockland Office
25 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Information Center open:
Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat-Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Available now at the Chamber offices.